How to identify Users and Primary Devices using SCCM Report

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Assigning your users to their primary machines in SCCM is a common task. It permits to identify the primary machine of a specific user and opens the possibility to install software only on primary machines. Once your associations are created, there are multiple ways to see the associations. This blog post will detail the various way to identify your user and primary machines and we also provide a free SCCM primary device report that you could use to easily find an association. Identifying using User Collection The most simple way to identify a primary machine for a user is to … Read More

How to Send custom notifications using Intune

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Since late July 2019, it’s now possible to Send custom notifications using Intune. This feature is interesting as you can send a message to a custom group or all your users in a couple of minutes. You can trigger an important notification or an important message. The notification will be displayed in the Company Portal application and it’s currently available on iOS device and Android only. The Company portal must allow push notification to display the message. The messages have a limitation of 50 characters for titles and 500 characters for messages. You can see all limitation on the Technet … Read More

How to use SCCM Task Sequence Debugger

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Since SCCM 1906, SCCM Administrator has a new tool to debug a task sequence deployed to a computer. This feature is kind of special for me since I was part of the team that worked on an Hackaton project at the 2017 MVP Summit with Kerwin Medina. We won the first prize with this project, it was a bit different but it’s a huge step to see as a pre-release feature in SCCM 1906. This blog post will describe how to use SCCM Task Sequence Debugger. Prerequisite Before you can use the feature, you need to enable the optional feature … Read More

Install applications to a device in real-time using SCCM 1906

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Starting with SCCM 1906 you can install applications to a device in real-time. This feature can help reduce the need for separate collections for every application which is a common scenario in many enterprises. Using this method, a client receives no policy. The app won’t appear in Software Center and a user can’t install the app when you create the deployment. After you initiate the action to install the app, the user now sees it in Software Center can install it and see its installation status. Prerequisites Before you can use the feature, you need to enable the optional feature … Read More

SCCM 1906 Step-by-Step Upgrade Guide

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Microsoft has released a second SCCM version for 2019. Microsoft still uses the same standard naming versions. You can begin upgrading your SCCM Current Branch environment to the latest SCCM 1906 release. If you want to install the latest updates, this post is a complete step-by-step SCCM 1906 upgrade guide. If you’re looking for a comprehensive SCCM installation guide, see our blog series which covers it all. You won’t be able to install SCCM 1906 if you are running SCCM 2012, 1902 is the latest baseline version. This means that if you’re downloading the source from Volume Licensing, 1902 will be … Read More

How to enable Co-Management in SCCM 1902

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It’s been over a year since our initial post about enabling Co-Management. Several improvements have been made so it’s worth revisiting the Co-Management SCCM 1902 topic. Co-Management SCCM 1902 Prerequisites Azure Subscription Azure Active Directory Premium Microsoft Intune subscription OR Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) subscription Client computer using Hybrid Azure AD Joined (domain + AAD joined) using Azure AD Connect. Enable SCCM 1902 Co-Management Navigate to Administration / Cloud Services / Co-Management and select Configure Co-Management Click Sign In to enter your Intune credentials. After signing in, click Next. Configure Automatic enrollment in Intune. Select None or Pilot at this time. You can … Read More

How to Install and Configure Azure AD Connect

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If you have an existing on-premises Active Directory infrastructure and plan to use SCCM Co-Management, you will need Azure AD Connect. This post will cover installing Azure AD Connect and configuring Hybrid Azure AD Join and Seamless Single Sign-On using Password Hash Sync. There are many additional options that are covered in the Microsoft Docs. This post assumes you already have an Azure Active Directory tenant and have added your custom domain to Azure AD. Where to Get Azure AD Connect Log into your Azure AD Tenant by going to portal.azure.com. Click Azure Active Directory Select Azure AD Connect Click … Read More

How to configure Windows Analytics with Log Analytics

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Windows Analytics is the suite name following the original release of Upgrade readiness. The suite adds Device Health and Update Compliance under the same roof. Depending on the environment each sub-product will provide key information for end-user computer admins. Upgrade readiness can help assess applications and drivers compatibility prior to migrate from Windows 7/8.1 to Windows 10, or even from one Windows 10 build to another. Device Health provides extra information for admins to review various crash within their environment. Update compliance provides a way to track how updates and upgrades are doing in the environment. This will be particularly … Read More

Identify SCCM CMG Clients using console, collection and report

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In a recent project, I was asked to install an SCCM Cloud Management Gateway The CMG provides a simple way to manage SCCM clients on the internet. Once the installation was made and working, I was asked to identify the number of machines that were connecting to the SCCM CMG. Hopefully, there’s a couple of ways to identify your CMG clients. This blog post will describe the different way to identify your CMG client and we are also providing a free SCCM CMG report at the end of this post. Method 1 – From the Monitoring Pane The first method … Read More

How to deploy Office 365 with Intune

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As part of a move away from standard OS deployment with SCCM toward Windows Autopilot with Intune, one of the usual key component is managing the installation of Office 365. Intune provides a built-in way of creating the application. While the end result will remain the same as other methods of installing Office 365, one of the great benefits of using this method is that it can automatically install the latest build available for the chosen channel, without a need for administrative modifications. In this post, we will detail how to prepare Office 365 application with Intune. This post is … Read More